Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 9 (2019)
Welcome to the dreaded injury report. Professional football is a violent game, and your fantasy players are going to miss time because of it. Hopefully, you don’t have many names on this list.
George Kittle (TE – SF)
Early on Thursday night, George Kittle took a shot to the knee. He was in and out of the lineup throughout the game before eventually being pulled for good. An MRI revealed no ligament damage so it seems like purely a bone bruise, but those are tricky. The 10 days to recover help, but I’m skeptical as to whether Kittle will suit up this week. Unfortunately, with the 49ers playing on Monday night, we may have to make a call without full knowledge of the situation.
Jacoby Brissett (QB – IND)
The Colts’ quarterback had his leg rolled up on in the first half and is reportedly dealing with a possible MCL injury. We’ve seen Russell Wilson play through that type of injury and look quite limited. I would imagine Jacoby Brissett is out a couple weeks if it is, in fact, an MCL sprain. Brian Hoyer is not the worst backup, but this team is running out of players. A matchup against the Dolphins certainly makes things easier.
Adam Thielen (WR – MIN)
Much like David Johnson a couple weeks ago, Adam Thielen played about three snaps and then checked out due to his hamstring strain. I would be surprised if he played next week. Olabisi Johnson replaced Thielen in two-receiver sets. Stefon Diggs should be a WR1 with Thielen out, but he sure didn’t show it this week.
DeSean Jackson (WR – PHI)
Similar to Thielen, DeSean Jackson tried to give it a go through his apparently never-ending abdominal injury. He couldn’t, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him end up on IR. After a promising start to the season, it looks like it’s over for DJax. The offense will continue to funnel through Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffery, and the running backs.
Preston Williams (WR – MIA)
Late in the game, Preston Williams was carted off due to a knee injury. It didn’t look good. He may be looking at an extended absence, which is unfortunate as he was really coming on as of late. DeVante Parker will continue to start in two-receiver sets and it is anyone’s guess as to who the second receiver will be. One of Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant, or Allen Hurns will do it. None of them are fantasy relevant.
Ricky Seals-Jones (TE – CLE)
Already playing without David Njoku, Browns tight end Ricky Seals-Jones went down with a knee injury, and it looked serious. If RSJ is out, it will be Demetrius Harris playing as many snaps as he can handle. He is not fantasy relevant.